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2014-09-19 23:07:24

Firmex is pleased to announce that it is now compliant with HIPAA / HITECH regulations, as assessed by Sword & Shield Enterprise Security. Toronto, Ontario (PRWEB) September 19, 2014 The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) sets the standard for protecting sensitive patient data in the U.S. Any company that deals with protected health information must ensure that all required physical, network, and process security measures are in place and followed....

2014-09-18 23:14:15

Most medical practices do not realize that they are no longer HIPAA compliant because the Omnibus 2013 HIPAA Rule changed the requirements. Total HIPAA releases updated HIPAA training and compliance documents for healthcare providers and medical practices. RALEIGH, NC (PRWEB) September 18, 2014 Total HIPAA Compliance (http://www.TotalHIPAA.com) announces the release of its updated HIPAA 2.0 for Leader and WorkForce Training and Compliance Documents for Healthcare Providers. HHS has...

2014-09-17 23:13:24

"Entities are encouraged to shore up their HIPAA compliance programs in advance of the audits commencing. " Spohn Consulting crafted the following for informational purposes. (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 Eight hundred pre-audit questionnaires were sent out by OCR ,and audits on half of these entities will begin in the next few months. OCR has stated that unlike Phase 1 of these audits, they are increasing the number of audits, and tying this second phase of audits to fines and...

2014-09-16 08:31:40

Recognized by 4 associations in 2014, SecurityMetrics HIPAA service praised for effectiveness OREM, Utah, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) reporting an average of 166,000 records breached per week in 2014, the healthcare industry desperately needs Healthcare Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliance and general network security assistance. SecurityMetrics Guided HIPAA Compliance supports the protection of patient...

2014-09-11 08:29:02

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, New Jersey, September 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Intellinx Ltd., the innovative leader in enterprise fraud management announced today the general availability of its healthcare solution which ensures patient privacy and compliance with HIPAA and other government regulations. Securing the privacy of over 70 million patient records at major hospitals, clinics and insurers in three continents, Intellinx's Healthcare Solution now includes proven business rules for...

2014-09-03 23:13:24

Poms & Associates with 8,000+ clients is offering Total HIPAA Compliance's HIPAA Employer 2.0 Training. Employers who offer health benefits must provide HIPAA training to those who handle PHI. Woodland Hills, CA (PRWEB) September 03, 2014 Poms & Associates (http://www.pomsassoc.com) announces they will offer Total HIPAA Compliance’s (http://www.totalHIPAA.com) HIPAA Training 2.0 for Employers. Their clients, who offer health benefits to their employees, must provide HIPAA...

2014-08-21 23:11:42

Medical practices applying for Meaningful Use can now get a HIPAA security risk assessment through their EHR provider. The risk assessment is a key requirement for Meaningful Use, Stages 1 and 2. Morristown, NJ (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 HIPAA Secure Now! rolled out its EHR (electronic health records) partnership program, making it possible for EHR vendors to now offer their customers a HIPAA security risk assessment, a vital requirement for achieving meaningful use. HIPAA Secure Now!...

2014-08-20 08:34:13

SurLink Gives Healthcare Providers and Patients a Secure Way to Send Medical Records Online MILPITAS, Calif., Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SurDoc®, leader in creating and providing secure cloud services, announces the launch of its SurLink(TM) Custom Medical File Exchange Plugin, a free plugin that allows healthcare providers to offer fast, easy and secure file exchange to patients directly from their own website. SurLink(TM) is one of the few - and the most secure - HIPAA-compliant file...

2014-08-12 23:01:46

NAHU adopts Total HIPAA Compliance's HIPAA Privacy and Security Training 2.0 Certification. Agents who complete the training earn 3 CEs. Washington, DC (PRWEB) August 12, 2014 The National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU) announces the inclusion of Total HIPAA Compliance’s (http://www.totalHIPAA.com) HIPAA Privacy and Security Training 2.0 Certification in the NAHU Online Learning Institute http://bit.ly/1kXj2EZ. Completion of the training will earn agents and brokers three...

2014-08-11 08:30:09

The United States Department of Justice resolved alleged scheme of over-admitting patients at nearly 120 Community Health System hospitals across the country. DURHAM, N.C., Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- There is a thin line between not knowing coverage and fraud. In a recent settlement, the Community Health Systems, Inc has to pay $97million to resolve whistleblower lawsuits uncovered in federal courts across the United States, the reason being--medical necessity. CHS...


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